Our first review of 2015 is of a new product from a new company Orange Dog Hot Pepper Sauce who late last year sent us some samples in a an orange postal tube..
This jar or sauce has been ‘ten years in the making’ says Eric Focardi Dolling the founder of Orange Dog Hot Pepper Sauce, the sauce is manufactured in small batches, each is individually numbered in their home kitchen while the children are at nursery and school. This is a real cottage industry based in Welshpool Midwales. They also run a holiday Yurt business called Strawberry Skys Yurts just encase you are looking for a holiday while reading our web site.
On opening the jar you get a blast of fruit from the mango and apricots. The sauce is a pleasing orange colour, it is almost a paste in consistency, the first flavours comes from with the sweetness of the mango and apricots, which is soon followed by the warmth from the scotch bonnets, the second spoonful is even more fruity, this is one delicious sauce.
Ingredients: Scotch Bonnet Chillies (18%), Dried Mango & Apricot (preservative Sodium Metabsulphite E223), Onion, Garlic, Sultanas (Sultanas, vegatable oil), Water, Vinager, Turmeric, Salt.
Sample Jars provided by Orange Dog Hot Pepper Sauce
I think putting this is a jar is a necessity due to the thickness, it would probably not want to pour from a bottle, that thickness makes it a good addition to a sandwich or stir some into pasta as I have just done for my lunch.
I don’t think I have come across a sauce with this combination before, most of the mango sauces I have tried and much more watery, combining the fruity flavours with the scotch bonnet works very well. for a first product this is very good, I hope we will see Eric at some of the chilli festivals later this year. Otherwise you can order your own 174g jar for £3.50 plus delivery or £4.50 from retail stockists.